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09/08/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Following a tribute honoring James Messer, who died in August 2005, his widow, Janalyn Travis-Messer hugged then supervisor Art Williams who had teared up while reading the proclamation thanking the late councilman for his years of service to the town.

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Following a tribute honoring James Messer, who died in August 2005, his widow, Janalyn Travis-Messer hugged then supervisor Art Williams who had teared up while reading the proclamation thanking the late councilman for his years of service to the town.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Carlos Irwin Estevez — you know him better today as Charlie Sheen — was born in New York City.Physician, missionary and Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer died.

With a move to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels baseball team became the California Angels, but it wouldn’t be the last name change as they later became the Anaheim Angels and now are the Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim.

Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis was born in London.

A first class stamp cost 5 cents.

And on Shelter Island …

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08/28/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO One osprey nest fell but remained intact during an August 1965 storm, while another nest was blown apart by the high wants and rain.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
One osprey nest fell but remained intact during an August 1965 storm, while another nest was blown apart by the high wants and rain.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed a law to penalize burning of draft cards that could carry up to a five-year jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

The Beatles visited Elvis Presley at his Bel-Air home, although, at the band’s request, there were no pictures taken or recordings made. (more…)